Workshop on Fostering Science and Innovation

Fostering Science and Innovation © DWIH New York

Dr. Zahar Barth-Manzoori (Director DWIH San Francisco) and Dr. Jan Lüdert (Head of Programs DWIH New York City) shared insights on how their work fosters science and innovation exchange between the US and Germany.

They shed light on the role and relevance of the centers in achieving these objectives, offer illustrative examples of their respective activities, and engaged participants in exploring new ways for partnerships and collaborations.

The event was by invitation only.

2023 03 01 Workshop


12:00 – Greetings and Introduction: Prof. Dr.-Ing. René Haak, Head of the Section Science and Technology, German Embassy, Washington DC

12:10 – Dr. Zahar Barth-Manzoori (Director DWIH San Francisco)

12:30 – Dr. Jan Lüdert (Head of Programs DWIH New York City)

12:50 – Q&A Moderation: Joerg Janssen

1:20 – Final Remarks: Prof. Dr.-Ing. René Haak

1:20 – 2:00 – Networking Lunch

Our Speakers

Zahar Barth-Manzoori
Zahar Barth-Manzoori took over the position of Director of the DWIH San Francisco in January 2022. After completing her doctorate in Islamic Studies at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel – supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation – she began working at the DAAD in Bonn in 2011 as head of the Events and Visitor Programs Department. In 2015, she took over the position as Head of Section Joint Scholarship Programs Middle East, North Africa, returning to her professional roots. From May 2020 until her departure for San Francisco, she played a leading role in setting up the DWIH San Francisco as head of the DWIH management office at DAAD. As an experienced science manager and passionate networker, she is particularly looking forward to initiating international university collaborations, fostering knowledge transfer between research, business and society, and supporting research-based innovation in San Francisco. Photo Copyright (c) DAAD / Lannert
Dr. Zahar Barth-Manzoori, Director, German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) San Francisco
Luedert Headshot
Jan Lüdert is Head of Programs at the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York. Jan earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He holds Harvard Kennedy’s School Public Leadership Credential; a First-Class Honors MA in International Relations from the Australian National University; and a BA in Public Policy from Hamburg University for Economics and Politics. He previously served as Associate Professor at City University of Seattle where he was the inaugural Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He held positions as Visiting Research Scholar at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at City University of New York's Graduate Center as well as Research Associate with the DFG 'Dynamics of Security' project at Philipps Marburg University. He is an alumnus of Seattle's World Affairs Council Fellows and UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues Scholar programs.
Jan Lüdert, German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York

Moderated by

Joerg Janssen, Counselor, Science and Technology, German Embassy, Washington DC

Event Information

March 1, 2023, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC
Organizer(s): German Embassy Washington